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I'm looking for some new classical pieces of music (to soothe the soul), care to share your favorite?

Asked by Jude (31993 points ) March 3rd, 2010

My girlfriend sent me this early this morning. The sun was beaming through my window and whilst listening to this and drinking an exceptionally good cup ‘o joe…well, I felt calm and wonderful.

What’s your favorite classical music piece? I’m in the mood to listen…

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brownlemur's avatar

Claire de Lune by Debussy.

davidbetterman's avatar

Led Zeppelin Battle of Evermore
It is on the classic rock stations.

Jude's avatar

@brownlemur Ah, gorgeous. Let’s add that to the mix.

Happy, happy, joy joy!

J0E's avatar

‘1812 Overture’ by Tchaikovsky
‘Mars, the Bringer of War’ by Holst
‘Night on Bald Mountain’ by Mussorgsky

gailcalled's avatar

Mozart’s four concerti for French horn.
Beethoven’s Waldstein sonata (played by Horowitz.)
Mendelssohn’s violin concerto
Handel’s _Water Music.
The entire “Marriage of Figaro” (Mozart.) There is more than just the aria you posted from YouTube.
Vivaldi’s Four Seasons
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Mozart again.)

Forget YouTube. Get the real stuff.

Or even better is Don Giovanni (also Mozart and The Magic Flute (also Mozart).

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

I do love an orchestra,but sometimes it’s nice to hear a different take-A little Vivaldi as done by Satriani is sometimes a nice thing to listen to while painting or throwing pottery :))
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXWnOHWwNRA

and then there is Frank Zappa’s version of Bolero.I bake cookies to this..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wJ15EI8Hcg

what a good way to start your morning :)

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

Seek's avatar

I like Ravel’s “Bolero”, and “O Fortuna” by Carl Orff, as well as a good deal of Johann Christian Bach, and Gershwin.

I adore classical music, and listen to it often on local radio. Yay, WUSF!

Jude's avatar

Bah, someone flagged this question..

ubersiren's avatar

Danse Macabre by Camille Saint-Saens
Norwegian Concerto by Greig
Hungarian Rhapsody- Franz Liszt
Toccata and Fugue- J.S. Bach
and definitely Night on Bald Mountain that Joe mentioned before. Why am I so dark?

gailcalled's avatar

@jjmah: That aria is sung by the Countess and Susanna in Act III of The Marriage.

The Countess dictates a love letter for Susanna to give to the Count, which suggests that he meet her that night, “under the pines”. The letter instructs the Count to return the pin which fastens the letter. (duet: Sull’aria Che soave zeffiretto – “On the breeze… What a gentle little Zephyr”).

aprilsimnel's avatar

Mozart – Symphony No. 40 in G min – Andante
Janáček – String Quartet No. 2 – Moderato
Shostakovich – String Quartet No. 3 in F Maj.- Adagio

filmfann's avatar

Another vote for Claire de Lune.

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